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A controversial proposal to build a concrete batching plant at a site neighbouring East India Dock basin took a step closer to reality yesterday (last Thursday) when it received the backing of a planning authority.

The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation approved the idea - even though the authority itself will be dismantled next month and its work absorbed by other councils and quangos.

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The Port of London Authority has re-affirmed that it wants to see Orchard Wharf, neighbouring the East India Dock Basin, safeguarded for industrial use.

Campaigners living in Virginia Quay had sought a re-designation of the site to block plans for a concrete batching plant on the redundant area at the mouth of the Lea. Tonight (Thursday) councillors will re-visit the proposal.

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Councillors struck a blow against what they see as an attempt to reverse the regeneration of the Docklands by plans for a concrete batching plant in the shadow of Canary Wharf.

Residents mounted a successful bid to have the application halted presenting the plan for Orchard Place, next to Virginia Quay, as a return to an anachronistic industrial past.

aa-nov25-Golds142WEBBY.jpgResidents in Virginia Quay are being urged to voice their protest at plans to build a cement works proposed for the neighbouring Orchard Wharf site.

Blackwall and Cubitt Town councillor Peter Golds is urging residents and businesses in the area to oppose the application, which could see over 600,000 tonnes of aggregate pass through every year.

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A PIN-CUSHION of gleaming towers may not seem like an ideal home for wildlife.

But birds, insects and even mammals are increasingly joining bankers and builders in making a home in the Wharf.

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